Instructor: Jamey Pope
$1800 deposit to hold space for registrant
Please note, this class fills quickly—if you are interested, register with a deposit OR call Megan Kenealy for more information. To secure a spot, registration by July 20 is recommended. The next session is tentatively scheduled for March - May 2014.
This furniture making intensive should be considered by those who wish to learn as much as possible about furniture making in three months. Participation in this course can also be used by students who wish to enhance their skills to be better prepared to attend one of North Bennet Street School’s full-time programs.
This course is designed to guide the student from basic hand and machine skills to advanced techniques in furniture making with each student building a writing desk from rough lumber. The first part of the course covers the hand and machine skills presented in the foundational content of Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking and Fundamentals of Machine Woodworking courses.
Students complete several basic and advanced joinery samples and other projects prior to building a Sheraton-style desk. The construction of the desk covers many techniques that can be used in building a wide range of furniture and provides students with the knowledge and skills to build most tables and case pieces. Students are taken to a lumber yard and guided through the process of choosing and purchasing the appropriate stock for the project. Students practice three styles of legs including turned and tapered legs and choose the style of leg for their desk.
In addition, we cover: basic drafting, reading and following furniture plans, project organization, developing procedures and stock lists, working safely, efficiently and accurately, spindle and faceplate turning, veneering curved and flat surfaces, case and table construction, and finishing. The hand-cut and machine-cut joinery includes: half blind and through dovetails, mortise and tenon, multiple stub tenons, twin tenons, housed tapered dovetails, dovetailed drawer dividers, dovetailed vertical partitions, shaping and cutting molding and curved and flat drawer construction.
Please read cancellation policy on our continuing education page. This course has no prerequisite. Students are responsible for material costs of approximately $300.
Jamey is a 2006 graduate of the NBSS Cabinet & Furniture Making program. Before becoming a custom furnituremaker, Jamey was a general contractor.